Director of Macro Grid Initiative

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

Washington, DC, US

Position Title:        Director of Macro Grid Initiative

Department:          Policy

Reports to:            Chief Operating Officer

Position Description

ACORE seeks a Director to help drive activities and impact on its Macro Grid Initiative, a national campaign to accelerate public and policymaker support for an expanded National and Eastern Interconnection Macro Grid to reduce carbon emissions and enable high renewable energy penetration. The ideal candidate will have subject matter expertise on electric transmission, power market and renewable energy issues; ten years of advocacy, communications and/or lobbying experience; and a demonstrated track record overseeing and successfully executing multi-faceted projects on tight deadlines.

Key Job Duties

  • Build support among federal policymakers and various energy policy stakeholders for a national transmission grid
  • Enlist governors and other state leaders in advancing the next round of regional and interregional transmission planning in partnership with regional organizations
  • Help promote a new FERC transmission planning rule
  • Drive and execute day-to-day activities of the Macro Grid Initiative
  • Play a key role in ACORE advocacy and grid policy initiatives, including coordination of meetings and preparation of presentations and analyses for use with Federal and state officials 
  • Collaborate with ACORE programs, communications, membership, sponsorship and other internal teams in support of ACORE’s mission and organizational objectives
  • Produce high-quality written materials, including white papers, presentations, public comments, briefings, and blogs in coordination with both internal and external experts
  • Prepare content for the ACORE website, annual report, and other external publications in coordination with the communications team
  • Stay abreast of renewable energy and transmission trends and act as a point of contact for related internal and external inquiries
  • Represent ACORE at meetings

Required Skills/Knowledge

  • Ten years advocacy, communications and/or lobbying experience
  • Subject matter expertise on transmission planning (e.g. FERC Order No. 1000) and renewable energy integration
  • Demonstrated track record successfully executing multi-faceted projects on tight timelines
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail
  • Experience working with diverse stakeholders, partners, and member companies
  • Collaborative and collegial work style that compliments a small office
  • Bachelor’s degree required, postgraduate degree a plus

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, highlighting your specific qualifications for the position and a personal resume to: [email protected]. Interviews will be promptly scheduled with candidates that best fit the requirements enumerated above.


ACORE is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.


Founded in 2001, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is a 501(c)(3) national
non-profit organization that unites finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy.  ACORE is the focal point for collaborative advocacy across the renewable energy sector, supported by hundreds of members spanning renewable energy technologies and constituencies, including developers, manufacturers, financial institutions, major corporate renewable energy buyers, grid technology providers, utilities, professional service firms, colleges and universities and allied non-profit groups. ACORE accomplishes much of its work by convening leaders across key constituencies, facilitating partnerships, educating federal and state legislators and agency officials on important policies, publishing research and analysis on pressing issues, and undertaking strategic outreach on the policies and financial structures essential to renewable energy growth. Additional information is available at: